The book of Isaiah is a prophetic book that was written by Isaiah himself around 700 BC. Isaiah prophesies the coming Messiah as well as judgement for those who have sin and blessings to those who seek after God.
In chapters one through five, Isaiah tells of how the people of Judah were being sinful, even in their religious acts and were not seeking after the things of God. In Isaiah 1:18 it says, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” This verse in Isaiah shows us that even though the people were wrong in their ways, it was not too late for them to repent from their sins so the Lord would forgive them. If they had done this, they would not have to face the judgment that would come from God, they would be forgiven and they would just have to follow after Him and they would be blessed. We can relate to this in today’s society as we all tend to be set in our ways and need to seek more the kingdom of God rather than dwell in our wicked ways. If we repent and seek Him, we will receive blessings for doing what pleases Him. In chapter 6, king Uzziah had died and Isaiah was worried about what would become of the kingdom under a new ruler. Isaiah had a vision of God that allowed him to realize that God is still in control over everything. This allowed Isaiah to become bold in his faith and set out to do the will of God. Some people think chapters seven through twelve talk about a child being born into Isaiah’s family, but it is actually foreshadowing the birth of Christ. Not only is it foreshadowing his birth, but also that He will come as a king. The first time He comes He will...
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...ed reading the book of Isaiah and digging deeper into what the scripture was saying. What I enjoyed about Isaiah was that it made me realize that even in the Old Testament, they were looking for the coming Messiah. Most people say that the birth of Jesus and Him dying and coming again does not become clear until the New Testament, but the entire book of Isaiah showed that they already were looking for Him. It is crazy how the children of Israel had the prophecies of the messiah, but still missed him when he fulfilled the prophecy in the Gospels of the New Testament. Also, Isaiah reminded me of how God is the final judge, so no matter the circumstances, all, including myself, will be judged by Him one day. It also reminded me that as long as I strive to be like Him and constantly pursue His plans for my life, I will find blessings that only come from Christ alone.
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